New Arrivals · Crafts

July 14, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Half yard Christmas : easy sewing projects using left-over pieces of fabric

July 13, 2015
Shore, Debbie (Writer on sewing), author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Are you craving a crafty, creative Christmas? Let Debbie Shore show you how to create all the accessories you'll need in the latest addition to her best-selling Half Yard series. Featuring six themed chapters-- rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids--there's something for everyone: you can select your favourite Christmas style or mix and match throughout your home. With over 30 simple, stylish projects requiring only half yards of fabric, this book will have you feeling festive in no time. Featuring Debbie's unique brand of friendly guidance, and packed with easy-to-follow photography, this book is ideal for beginners as well as providing inspiration to more experienced sewers.

Advanced chain maille jewelry workshop : weaving with rings & scales

July 9, 2015
Karon, Karen, author.
Ft. Collins, CO : Interweave, [2014]
159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Review material -- Persian weaves -- Elf weaves -- Hybrid weaves -- Scale maille -- Terminations, attachments, and finishing touches.
Author Karen Karon begins by reviewing basic chain maille weaves in order to set the stage for the more complex weaves in this book. She explains techniques needed when working beyond the basics: methods for closing a weave, working with micro rings, working large scale, and using alternative materials in weaves. The book is then divided into 4 sections, each devoted to a particular type of weave: new Persian weaves, Elf-based weaves, Hybrid weaves, and Scale Maille weaves that incorporate sheet metal scales into traditional weaves for a striking effect. Sprinkled throughout the illustrated step-by-step instructions for each weave technique are valuable tips from Karen to help ensure a beautiful finished piece.

Self-sufficiency: a complete guide to baking, carpentry, crafts, organic gardening, preserving your harvest, raising animals, and more!

July 9, 2015
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2015]
iii, 444 pages : color illustrations; 29 cm
The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated! Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living-whether they're urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organic perspective while keeping the focus on the family.

A hot glue gun mess : funny stories, pretty DIY projects

June 24, 2015
Albrecht, Kate, author.
277 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects--woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes. Do you dream of finding ways to infuse do-it-yourself projects into every aspect of your life and have fun doing it? From the quirky personality behind the Mr. Kate brand comes a not-so-average DIY lifestyle book that will make your dreams of creating unique how-to projects become reality. Filled with 50 unique and approachable projects, along with hysterical, unfiltered stories from Mr. Kate's crazy life, A Hot Glue Gun Mess will show how life can inspire art. Growing up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mother, Kate Albrecht had a childhood that was anything but normal. From how her first period influenced her to become an artist to how her friendship with a high-priced hooker encouraged DIY beauty products, Mr. Kate's stories are weird, wonderful, personal, inspiring, and downright hilarious" -- provided by publisher.

The paper playhouse : awesome art projects for kids using paper, boxes, and books

June 15, 2015
Rodabaugh, Katrina, author.
Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarry, 2015.
144 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
"22 projects aimed at inspiring children to create amazing paper crafts"--Cover p. [4].
With simple techniques including sculpture, printmaking, bookbinding, collage, and even ideas for public art, families work through step-by-step instructions while using imagination and budding aesthetics. This book goes beyond the typical paper craft project to include contemporary design references like Mid-Century Modern dollhouses, VW buses, paper monsters, costumes and masks, and the classic lemonade stand--all made with unique style and flair! Focused around surprising and easily accessibly materials like shipping boxes, shoeboxes, junk mail envelopes, newspapers, maps, found books, and other paper ephemera, The Paper Playhouse has 22 projects aimed at inspiring children to create amazing paper crafts.

500 kids art ideas : inspiring projects for fostering creativity and self-expression

June 10, 2015
Andrews, Gavin (Artist)
176 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Setting up a creative space at home -- Felts, fibers, and more -- Made with nature -- Making art together -- Mixed media and collage -- Paint projects -- Paper and book art -- Printmaking and stamping -- Recycled and upcycled -- Sculpture and 3-D art -- Sketches and drawings -- Art and technology.
Showcases 500 art ideas for parents, teachers and kids. Each project features an image and a list of materials.

Decorative wire findings : make custom clasps, connectors, and more

June 10, 2015
MacDuffee, Melody, author.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
With wire, simple tools, and a few easy-to-master wireworking skills, you can fashion intricate and elegant findings to make your jewelry truly unique!

Bag it! : no-sew fabric gift bags

June 9, 2015
Tope, Teri Henderson.
Paducah, KY : American Quilter's Society, c2014.
31 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm

The big book of Mod Podge : decoupage made easy

June 5, 2015
New York : Lark, [2015]
239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.

More creative lettering : techniques & tips from top artists

June 3, 2015
Doh, Jenny, author.
New York, NY : Lark, [2015]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Get quilting with Angela & Cloe : 14 projects for kids to sew

May 22, 2015
Walters, Angela, 1979- author.
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., [2015]
127 pages ; color illustrations ; 26 cm
What is a quilt? -- Supplies -- Making a quilt -- The projects -- The supplies -- Appliqué -- Cutting -- Pressing -- Sewing -- Making the quilt top -- Quilting and finishing -- Piecing the backing -- Layering the quilt sandwich and basting the quilt -- Quilting -- Hand quilting -- Tie quilting -- Machine quilting -- Trimming and binding the quilt -- Hands-on practice -- Pot holders skill level 1 -- Place mats skill level 1 -- Quilted water bottle holder skill level 2 -- Projects -- Heart ticker tape quilt skill level 2 -- Charmed quilt skill level 2 -- Rag quilt skill level 2 -- Appliqué letter pillow skill level 2 -- Bed runner skill level 2 -- Cut-away rug skill level 2 -- Signature quilt skill level 2 -- Ticker tape quilt skill level 3 -- School supply roll skill level 3 -- T-shirt quilt skill level 3 -- Cuddle quilt skill level 3.
"Best-selling author Angela Walters and her daughter, Cloe, join forces to teach preteens and teens the basics of quiltmaking. The dynamic mother-daughter duo guides kids step by step through prepping and finishing their very first quilt. Readers will tackle 14projects to keep or give as gifts, including stylish bedroom decor, such as pillow covers, rugs, and T-shirt quilts."--Provided by publisher.

Ice princess crafts : 35 quick & easy ideas for capes, crowns, wands, & more

May 15, 2015
Dorsey, Colleen.
East Petersburg, Penn. : Design Originals, c2014.
64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Design originals #5518"--Spine.

Playing with surface design : modern techniques for painting, stamping, printing and more

May 15, 2015
Cerruti, Courtney.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, 2015.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Beaded jewelry. Wirework techniques : skills, tools, and materials for making handcrafted jewelry

May 13, 2015
Eddy, Carson.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
84 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
Design and create stunning handcrafted wirework jewelry using every type of wire imaginable.

Retro mama scrap happy sewing : 18 easy sewing projects for DIY gifts and toys from fabric remnants

May 12, 2015
Kruzich, Kim, author.
Newton Abbot, UK : David & Charles, [2015]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Easy jewelry making : 50+ projects from the 11th year of Bead style magazine

May 12, 2015
Waukesha, WI : Kalmbach Books, 2015.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Crystals -- Stones -- Glass -- Pearls -- Metals & mixed materials.

Beaded chains & ropes : create easy-to-wear jewelry using popular stitches

May 12, 2015
Van Voorhees, Karin, author.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Beaded Chains & Ropes presents many ideas for making 25+ sturdy, pretty chains and ropes. Using popular stitches such as tubular herringbone, spiral rope, bead crochet, kumihimo, right-angle weave, and more, stitchers are sure to find the designs they are looking for! This book is for anyone who wants to use their favorite seed beads to create a classic chain, loves to stitch fabulous beveled pendants, or is looking for a way to display their favorite focal beads in an attractive, handmade way. Also, you aren't going to want to miss this collection of projects featuring your favorite designers including Jill Wiseman, Anna Elizabeth Draeger, Beth Stone, Carolyn Cave, Rebecca Combs, and many more. This is the perfect collection that makes it easy to find any chain or rope you want to make, all in one place.

I love paper

May 12, 2015
Sundqvist, Fideli, author.
Gloucester : Quarry, [2015]
126 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Title page lists title with heart sign in place of "heart."
Fall in love with the whimsical world of paper crafting and explore the never-ending possibilities of handmade paper art with this book. With a comprehensive introduction to various basic techniques, the text contains lots of tips, ideas and step-by-step instructions.

Freeform wire art jewelry : techniques for designing with wire, beads and gems

May 12, 2015
Bird, Gayle.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Fons & Porter, 2015.
144 p. : color ill. ; 28 cm.
"Follow along with author Gayle Bird as she teaches you everything you need to know to create her signature jewelry designs. First learn the basics of color and design, then move into essential wire tutorials. From there, you'll work your way through 20 step-by-step jewelry projects, including earrings, rings and necklaces. By the time you finish the book, you'll be ready to design your own statement jewelry, complete with swirling wire and dazzling gems."-- back cover

How to make beautiful buttons

May 8, 2015
Schmitz, Beate, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2015.
77 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Smart school house crafts for kids

April 24, 2015
Dixon, Kelly, 1983- author.
vii, 87 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Educational crafts that include step-by-step instructions for preschool and elementary-aged children.

The little free library book

April 24, 2015
Aldrich, Margret, 1975- author.
[Minneapolis] : Coffee House Press, 2015.
259 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why little free libraries? -- Get started -- Build community -- Grow literacy -- Be creative -- Make it work -- Do good -- Oh, the places you'll go! -- Appendix. Connect with Little Free Library -- Construction plans -- Tips for builders -- Installation instructions -- Yarn bombing instructions -- Door counter installation instructions.
In 2009, Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library as a memorial to his mom. Five years later, this simple idea to promote literacy and encourage community has become a movement. Little Free Libraries-freestanding front-yard book exchanges-now number twenty thousand in seventy countries. The Little Free Library Book tells the history of these charming libraries, gathers quirky and poignant firsthand stories from owners, provides a resource guide for how to best use your Little Free Library, and features color images of the most creative and inspired LFLs around.

More boredom busters : over 50 awesome activities for children ages 7 years +

April 20, 2015
Fernandez, Caroline.
New York : Cico Kidz, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Be bored no more! You'll love all the fun things to do and make in 'More Boredom Busters'. There's a chapter of activities for each season of the year, and within those, you'll also find ideas for your favourite holidays, such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day. Get set to enjoy awesome activities, from Permanent Marker Mugs - add your own designs to a mug for yourself or as a gift - to Woven Magazine Mats that use up old magazines, helping you to recycle at the same time as crafting. The summer Fruit Kebabs are delicious, while the Halloween Party Food, including banana ghosts and clementine 'pumpkins', not only looks great for parties, but tastes delicious, too. Getting messy with paint is always fun, so why not create some Snowman Handprint pictures? You can even tie-dye T-shirts using food colouring, to make yourself a brightly-patterned new outfit. Every activity has easy instructions and uses simple materials found around the home or classroom, so you can get started straight away!

Shades of light : making tailored lampshades

April 3, 2015
De Fraga Gomes, Ruth, author.
175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

The ultimate unofficial rainbow loom handbook : step-by-step instructions to stitching, weaving, and looping colorful bracelets, rings, charms, and more

April 3, 2015
vii, 184 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Provides step-by-step instructions and bright color photographs for 104 projects. Shows you how to make rainbow loom jewelry, charms, accessories, and more.

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